Total Knee Replacement
Total Knee Replacement is the replacement of your knee joints by surgery. This is done to relieve pain and disability and to improve knee movement. Patients who need Knee Replacement have pain while walking, climbing stairs and getting in and out of the chair. The degree of pain varies from patient to patient depending on age, weight, and level of joint degeneration.
Who Needs Total Knee Replacement?
Patients who need Knee Replacement have pain while walking, climbing stairs and getting in and out of the chair. The degree of pain varies from patient to patient depending on age, weight, and level of joint degeneration. A primary reason for the degeneration of knee joint is Osteoarthritis which is common ailment related to age. Osteoarthritis causes the Articular cartilage to wear away, resulting in severe knee pain and stiffness.
Other reasons wanting Total Knee Replacement are Rheumatoid arthritis, trauma, and deformity of bone or even psoriatic arthritis. Other reasons can be cartilage defect, meniscus tear, and ligament tear. Knee Replacement can be Total or Partial depending on patient’s knee condition. The most common cause of knee disability
About the Total Knee Replacement Procedure
During Total Knee Replacement Procedure, the front of the knee is exposed. The quadriceps muscles are detached from the patella. Patella is commonly called as Kneecap. The patella is placed on one side of the tibia. Tibia is main bone below the knee. Your surgeon will remove the worn out cartilage and bone which is damaged along with anterior cruciate ligament.
Thereafter, the bony surface of both tibia and femur (Bone above the knee) end is resurfaced to fit the prosthesis. Your surgeon will cement up to three prosthetic components into place, including a metal femoral shell (pause), a metal and plastic tibial component, and a plastic patellar component.
During the surgery, any deformity that may have been there being corrected. The ligaments are balanced so that knee recovers its range of movement making it stable and aligned. Before the incision is closed the surgeon will rotate and bend the knee to ensure that knee has mobility and will function properly.
Expected outcome after Total Knee Replacement
The Total Knee Replacement usually last 2 hours. After that, you are moved into a recovery room and thereafter to your room. The pain will remain for a couple of days but medicines will help to reduce it. A day after surgery, your therapist will bend your knees and if possible you will be asked to take few walking steps. Within days you will start walking normally. You will also be able to climb the stair.
Occasionally the pain will be there but that is part of the recovery process. Knee strengthening exercises are crucial as it strengthens the muscle around your knee as well. It will have completely recovered within 2 months and you will be able to do usual routine. But you should be careful not to hurt or put unnecessary pressure on your knees by involving an activity that puts pressure on your knee like horse riding.
Cost of Total Knee Replacement in India
Total Knee Replacement will cost you USD 4000 in a twin sharing room and USD 5000 in a single room. This is standard tariff using standard US FDA approved implant. If a specialized implant is required then the cost will increase.
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